In today’s economic crunch, it can be hard to justify adding an IT consultant to the list of vendor contracts you have to pay. Yet many businesses find that IT consulting can actually help save them money in the long term. On top of that, a technology consultant can add value to your IT department […]
Change happens. Sometimes it’s necessary and desirable for business growth. Sometimes it’s unexpected and unwanted. Regardless, a successful small business is one that is flexible enough to roll with the punches yet organized enough to thoroughly examine and monitor each major change for unintended consequences – in other words, one with a change management system
There are many potential benefits to hiring an IT consultant. For one thing, a professional IT management company will not only provide support when things break, but they can also provide technological recommendations that will foster company growth. Making IT improvements, such as adding a company intranet, can boost growth by removing current obstacles to
Technology – it’s all about the choices There is always a choice and while the options might not always be to our liking or centered upon our interests a decision is always made. Hopefully the basis of the majority of our decisions is based upon facts and that is where I’ll begin. Facts are what
As you read this section, keep in mind there is no “perfect” solution. All options – be it an in-house, on-premise server or a cloud solution – have upsides and downsides that need to be evaluated on a case-by-case scenario. (Warning: NEVER let any expert tell you there is only “one way” of doing something!)
When done right, a migration to Office 365 or another cloud solution should be like any other migration. There’s planning that needs to be done, prerequisites that should be determined and the inevitable “quirks” that need to be ironed out once you make the move.
As we said earlier, each client has a unique set of circumstances and needs that will factor into the cost savings and benefits. To give you an idea of what you can save when moving your network to the cloud, we’ve put together a sample business scenario we commonly find, and the savings obtained with
Pure Cloud: This is where all your applications and data are put on the other side of the firewall (in the cloud) and accessed through various devices (laptops, desktops, iPads, phones) via the Internet.
Question: How long will it take to transition my on-premises server to the cloud, and what’s the process? Answer: Our process involves a proof of concept which collects data tests prior to moving. The process can take a month with the actual switch over taking minutes.
Unfortunately, the IT consulting industry (along with many others) has its own share of incompetent or unethical people who will try to take advantage of trusting business owners who simply do not have the ability to determine whether or not they know what they are doing. Sometimes this is out of greed for your money;